After the countless social media posts of Josh Gad invading Daisy Ridley’s trailer, we finally catch out first glimpse of what they’ve been working on together in the teaser trailer for Murder on the Orient Express. Adapted from the famed 1934 Agatha Christie whodunit novel and directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor; Hamlet), this looks like one train ride many audiences will be all aboard for.
Along with Ridley and Gad, the cast is led by Detective Hercule Poirot, played by Branagh himself. Also seen in the train car line up of suspects finds Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Dame Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom JR., Michelle Pfieffer, Michael Peña, and Lucy Boynton. The trailer identifies the ensemble cast as if we’re about to play a game of Clue, each with a signifying career path or marital status.
It’s a simple teaser that sets up the pieces on the board exquisitely well. Working with such a versatile cast, it’s easy to believe how deliciously fun this game will be played.
Not only has the first teaser and poster debuted, but the official website for the film has popped up full of clues that could help solve the case – it can be visited at CluesAreEverywhere.com. There are brief profiles of each of the suspects aboard the Orient Express that details certain personality traits.
The official teaser poster can be seen below:
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Murder on the Orient Express, courtesy of 20th Century Fox:
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Murder on the Orient Express is set to debut in theaters on November 10, 2017.
Source: 20th Century Fox